The Lord’s Taverners Ireland is a charity for young people with additional needs.

The Lord's Taverners ireland charity

Our Mission

To give young people with additional needs a sporting chance. We believe that sport and recreation are essential to development. We are passionate about helping to create more opportunities for young people to take part in these activities.

Young people with additional needs are less than half as likely to take part in sport at least once a week than young people without a disability.

Our Impact

We help to achieve this mission by focusing on two key areas and donating – minibuses, specially adapted where necessary and sports and recreational equipment, including sports wheelchairs.

To date, we have donated:




Sports Wheelchairs and Sports Bikes


Supported Sport Clubs

Our Partnerships

Lord Taverner’s Ireland has maintained a great partnership with Cricket Leinster in recent years. As their preferred charity partner, we have also supported them through our collaborative work with the Table Cricket Programme.

The Irish Wheelchair Association has also been a great support to Lord’s Taverners Ireland. Through them, the charity has been fortunate to identify and help many clubs and individuals across Ireland to acquire specialised minibuses and sporting equipment.

Throughout its history the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has also benefitted greatly from the advice and support provided by The Lord’s Taverners UK including the three directors nominated to serve on our Board, initially John Hooper and Leo Callow and most recently Tom Rodwell.


RevUp 2022 funds are put to good use

Special Olympics Navan RevUp funds raised on the previous run not only funded the minibus for Kingdom Wheelblasters in Kerry and soccer powerchairs for two young men in Dublin but an amount was also set aside to purchase badly needed equipment for Special Olympics Navan. The club had very little training over the past two years because of pauses due…
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The Christmas Lunch Returns

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the annual Christmas lunch will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday 15th December 2022 following two years of cancellations due to covid pandemic restrictions. Attendees will meet old friends, enjoy a splendid meal and have lots of laughs with entertaining speakers such as Oliver Callan while helping Lord’s…
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Over 15 years of giving!

It’s been over 20 years since the Irish branch of the Lord’s Taverners was set up in Ireland. Since then, the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has continued to raise thousands of Euro each year to help young people benefit from an involvement in sport and recreational activity.  As both a club and a charity, we strongly believe that you should have…
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Medal Winning Duo!

We were delighted to catch up recently with Angie Benhaffaf, mother of twins Hassan and Hussein, to congratulate her on their recent success at the Disabled Sports England Junior Championship in Coventry, winning a total of six medals including a gold for Ireland. Angie spoke of the poignancy of the date as it marked 13yrs since she had found out…
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Table Cricket – 2022 update

In June this year we saw the first ever inter-school Primary School Competition in Leinster for Table Cricket. We were extremely proud to get this off the ground as it was due to happen back in March 2020 when covid hit. For those that don’t know what table cricket is, it’s an adapted version of cricket, played on a table…
READ MORE Table Cricket – 2022 update

Message from Chairman

I hope you’re managing to stay safe and well in these difficult times. The Coronavirus pandemic is, of course, dominating all our thoughts and has resulted in a shocking loss of life and huge disruption to all aspects of our lives. Apart from the obvious health and economic effects, our social and sporting activities have been put completely on hold….
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We had a ball at our Christmas Lunch!
Why not join us in 2023 on 14th December?

We recently celebrated our annual Christmas lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, following two years of cancellations due to covid pandemic restrictions and we all had a ball!

Which is why we are now delighted to announce the dates for our Christmas 2023 lunch as Thursday, 14th December. Make sure you pop the date in the diary and keep an eye on our website for further details. You can be guaranteed of a great day out with friends, a delicious meal and lots of laughs! To express early interest in booking a table, visit our events page here.

The Christmas lunch has always been our main fundraising event of the year, ensuring that we can continue to give young people a sporting chance by raising much needed funds to purchase specialised sports equipment and minibuses.

2022 was a brilliant day, have a look for yourself by visiting our gallery of event pics! Maybe you’ll join us next year? Keep your eyes peeled for our event video too!

Guests enjoying the Christmas Lunch.

If you missed the Christmas lunch this year but would like to make a donation please visit our online donation link here or by cheque to our Honorary Treasurer PETER LACY, 14 PARK LANE, SANDYMOUNT, DUBLIN 4, thereby helping children with additional needs to engage in sporting activities.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.